He lives immortal life to give;
He lives, and therefore we shall live,
1 The Savior comes, his advent's nigh,
He soon will rend the azure sky;
Descending swift to earth again,
When God shall dwell indeed with men.
2 happy day when war shall cease,
And ransom'd earth be filled with peace :
When sm and death no more shall reign,
And Eden bloom on earth again!
3 Saints, lift your heads; that day is near,
When your Redeemer shall appear,
To take the kingdom and the crown.
And make his ransom'd bride his own.
4 Shall not his people sing for joy ?
Shall not the church their songs employ ?
Sing, ye who will; sing while ye may.
And shout for iov th' approaching day.
1 The Lord is coming! let this be
The herald-note of Jubilee —
And when we meet, an J when we part,
The salutation from the heart.
2 The Lord is coming! saints, rejoice!
We soon shall hear his glorious voice,
Majestic uttered from afar,
As on he hastes his conqu'ring car.
3 The Lord is coming! who shall stand?
Who shall be found at his I'ight hand?
He that hath the white garment on
That Christour Righteous King hath won.
4 The Lord is coming! watch and pray!
Watch ye, and haste unto the day.
So shall you then escape the snare,
And Christ's eternal glory share.
1 Joy cometh! 0! when shall it come
To those who in the desert roam !
To those who mourn — to tliose who weep-
To those who in death's bondage sleep!
2 Joy cometh ! sighing, sorrow one —
Joy cometh! with the rising sun!
Joy — holy, blessed, perfect, pure,
Joy — ever gushing, ever sure!
3 Joy cometh with the coming day!
,)'oy danceth on the morning's way!
Joy — like a flood of light shall roll.
And bathe the world from pole to pole.
4 Joy cometh! for the Lord shall come.
And raise the saints.and bring them home!
Then hearts and tongues shall find employ,
With songs and everlasting joy.
OLD HUNDRED. L. M.
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Know that the Lord is God a - lone, He can ere - ate, and he de-stroy.
2 His sov'reign power, without our aid,
Made us of clay, and formed us men;
And when, like wand'ring sheep, we
He brought us to his fold again.
We are his people, we his care,
Our souls and all our mortal frame;
What^ lasting honors shall we rear,
Almighty Maker, to thy name!
4 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful
High as the heavens our voices raise;
Andeartli.withher ten thousand tongues,
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise.
5 Wide as the world is thy command,
Vast as eternity thy love;
Firm as a rock thy truth shall stand.
When rolling years shall cease to move.
1 Great God! in vain man's narrow view
Attempts to look thy nature through;
Our laboring powers with reverence own
Thy glories never can be known.
2 Not the high seraph's mighty thought,
Who countless years his God has sought,
Such wondrous height or depth can find,
Or fully trace thy boundless mind.
3 Yet, Lord, thy kindness deigns to show
Enough for mortal minds to know;
While wisdom, goodness, power divine,
Through all thy works and conduct shine.
4 Oh, may our souls with rapture trace
Thy works of nature and of grace!
Explore thy sacred name, and still
Press on to know and do thy will!
1 Be thou, God, exalted high;
And as thy glory fills the sky.
So let it be on earth displayed.
Till thou art here, as there, obeyed.
2 God, my heart is fixed; 'tis bent,
Its thankful tribute to present;
And with my heart, my voice I'll raise.
To thee, my God, in songs of praise.
3 Thy praise, Lord, I would resound,
To all the listening nations round;
Thy mercy highest heaven transcends;
Thy truth beyond the clouds extends.
4 Be thou, God. exalted high;
And as thy glory fills the sky.
So let it be on earth displayed.
Till thou art here, as there, obeyed.
1 Come, my soul, in sacred lays
Attempt the great Creator's praise:
But, what tongue can speak his fame ?
What verse can reach the lofty theme?
2 Enthroned amid the radiant spheres,
He glory like a garment wears;
To form a robe of light divine.
Ten thousand suns around him shine.
3 In all our Maker's grand designs.
Almighty power, with wisdom shines;
His works thro' all this wondrous frame.
Declare the glory of his name.
4 Raised on devotion's lofty wing,
Do thou, my soul, his glories sing;
And let hispraise employ thy tongue
Till listening worlds shall join the song.
ANVERN. L. M.
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2 Put all thy beauteous garments on,
And let thy various charms be known:
The world thy glories shall confess.
Decked in the robes of righteousness.
3 No more shall foes unclean invade,
And fill thy hallowed walls with dread;
No more shall hell's insulting host
Their victory and thy sorrows boast.
4 God, from on high, thy groans will hear;
His hand thy ruins shall repair;
Nor will thy watchful monarch cease
To guide thee in eternal peace.
1 How wonderful thy works, Lord!
In wisdom hast thou made them all;
And in accordance with thy word,
Before thy majesty we fall.
2 In all thy word, and works, and ways.
Thy goodness and tliy glory shine;
Thy love inspires our songs of praise,
And warms our hearts in every line.
3 In thee, our God, we live and move —
And for thy bounties rich and free;
We offer now our grateful love,
And pledge our hves and all to thee.
4 May all we say and all we do,
But show our high and holy aim;
To keep the heavenly prize in view,
And glorify thy gracious name.
John L. Wince.
1 The Lord will come; but not the same
As once in lowly form he came, —
A silent Lamb to slaughter led.
The bruised, the suffering and the dead.
2 The Lord will come, a glorious form.
With wreath of flame and robe of storm,
His lightnings dart to end of heaven.
The mountains fall, with earthquakes
3 Can this be he who wont to stray
A pilgrim on the world's highway.
By power oppress'd, and mocked by pride?
O God! is this the Crucified?
4 Go, tyrants ! to the rocks complain !
Go, seek the mountain-cleft in vain!
But faith victorious o'er the tomb.
Shall ring for joy, the Lord has come!
1 'Tis by the faith of joys to come.
We walkthro' deserts dark as night:
Till we arrive in peace at home.
Faith is our guide, and faith our light
2 The want of sight she well supplies.
She makes the pearly gates appear:
Far into distant worlds she pries.
And brings eternal glories near.
3 Cheerful we tread the desert through, .
While faith inspires a heavenly ray.
Though lions roar and tempests blow.
And rocks and dangers fill the way.
4 So Abrani, by divine command, _
Left his own house to walk with God:
His faith beheld the promised land,
And fired his zeal along the road.
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48. Je-susshallreign where'er the sun Doth his sue - ces- sive jour-neys run;
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His king-dom stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
2 For him shall endless prayer be made,
And princes thi-ong to crown his head ;
His name like sweet perfume shall rise
With every morning sacrifice.
3 People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on his love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on his name.
4 Blessings abound where'er he reigns,
The pris'ner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest.
And all the sons of want are blest.
5 Where he displays his healing power.
Death and the curse are known no more ;
In him the tribes of Adam boast
More blessings than their father lost.
6 Let every creature rise and bring
Love's brightest honors to our King;
Angels descend with song again,
And earth repeat the loud Amen.
1 Yes, mighty Jesus! thou shalt reign,
Till all thy haughty foes submit;
Till death, and all his trembling train,
Become the footstool of thy feet.
2 Then, ransomed souls shall bless thy
Thine arm shall full salvation bring;
Thy saints, in that illustrious hour.
Shall conquer with their conquering
3 Then ranged thy shining throne around,
Thy honors. Lord, will we proclaim ;
While heaven's 'transported realms
Thy glorious deed and saving name,
1 Almighty Maker of my frame,
Teach me the measure of my days;
Teach me to know how frail I am.
And spend the remnant to thy praise.
2 My days are shorter than a span,
A little point my life appears:
How irail, at best, is dying man!
How vain are all his hopes and fears !
3 be a nobler portion mine!
My God! I bow before thy throne;
Earth's fleeting treasure 1 resign,
And fix my hopes on thee alone.
4 The treasures of thy promise Lord,
Are wealth and honors all for me;
Teach me to keep thy sacred word,
Andgive my life my all to thee. j. w. W,
1 jEiiovAn reigns: he dwells in light.
Arrayed with majesty and might;
The world created by his hand.
Still on its firm foundation stands.
2 But ere this spacious world was made,
Or had its firm foundation laid.
His throne eternal ages stood —
Himself the ever-living God.
3 Forever shall his throne endure,
His promise stands forever sure:
And everlasting holiness
Becomes the dwellings of his grace.
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62. Ar - rayed in maj - es - ty di - vine, Andgirtwithstrengthth' Almighty reigns!
Through-out the changeful course of time,. His hand the steadfast earth sus-tains.
2 Wide doth the mighty thunder fill
The darkened earth with dread dismay ;
But mightier far art thou, whose will
The lightning and the storms obey.
3 The mighty billows to the land
Roll loudly threat'ning from the main,
But mightier is thy mighty hand,
That doth their restless power restrain.
4 Lord! adored from race to race,
Men shall thy righteous laws proclaim ;
And holiness become the place
Called by thy great and glorious name.
1 Lord, thou hast formed mine every part,
Mine inmost thought is known to thee;
Each word, each feeling of my heart,
Thine ear doth hear, thine eye doth see.
2 Though I should seek the shades of night.
And hide myself in guilty fear.
To thee the darkness seems as light,
The midnight as the noonday clear.
3 The heavens, the earth, the sea, the sky,
All own thee ever present there ;
Where'er I turn, thou still art nigh,
Thy Spirit dwelling everywhere.
4 may that Spirit, ever blest,
Upon my soul in radiance shine,
Then welcomed to eternal rest,
I'll taste thy presence, Lord, divine!
1 Jehovah reigns, his throne is high,
His robes are light and majesty;
His glory shines with beams so bright,
No mortal can sustain the sight.
2 His terrors keep the world in awe,
His justice guai'ds his holy law.
His love reveals a smiling face.
His truth and promise seal his grace.
3 Through all his works his wisdom shines,
He baffles Satan's deep designs;
His power is sovereign to fulfil
The noblest counsels of his will.
4 Thus glorious, will he condescend
To be my Father and my Friend ?
Then let my songs with angels join;
My life is sure, if God is mine.
1 Great God we sing that mighty hand,
By which supported still we stand;
The opening year thy mercy shows,
That mercy crowns it till it close.
2 By day, by night, at home, abroad.
Still are we guarded by our God;
By his incessant bounty fed.
By his unerring counsel led.
3 With grateful hearts the past we own;
The future, all to us unknown.
We to thy guardian care commit.
And peaceful leave before thy feet.
4 In scenes exalted or depi-essed,
Thou art our joy, and thou our I'est;
Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise.
Adored through all our changmg days.
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But in thy life the law ap-pears, Drawn out in liv - ing char - act - ers.
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2 What truth and love thy bosom fill!
What zeal to do thy Fathers will !
Such zeal, and truth, and love divine,
I would transcribe, and make them mine.
3 Cold mountains, and the midnight air.
Witnessed the fervor of thy prayer;
The desert thy temptations knew.
Thy conflict, and thy victory too.
4 Be thou my pattern ; may I bear
More of thy gracious image here;
Then God the Judge shall own my name
Among the foU'wers of the Lamb.
1 I KNOW that my Redeemer lives,
lie lives, and on the earth shall stand;
And though to worms my flesh he gives,
My dust lies numbered in his hand.
2 In this reanimated clay
I surely shall behold him near:
Shall see him in the latter day
In all his majesty appear.
3 Mine own, and not another's eyes,
The king shall in his beauty view;
1 shall from him receive tlie prize,
The starry crown to victors due.
1 So let our lips and lives express
The holy gospel we profess:
So let our works and virtues shine,
To prove the doctrine all divine.
2 Thus shall we best proclaim abroad
The honors of our Maker, God,
When his salvation reigns within,
And grace subdues the power of sin.
3 Our flesh and sense must be denied.
Ambition, envy, lust, and pride:
Whilejustice,temp'rance,truth, and love
Our inward piety approve.
4 Religion bears our spirits up,
While we expect that blessed hope
The bright appearance of the Lord,
And faith stands leaning on his word.
1 AxD is the gospel peace and love?
Such let our conversation be:
The serpent blended with the dove,
Wisdom and meek simplicity.
2 Whene'er the angry passions rise.
And tempt our thoughts or tongues to
To Jesus let us lift our eyes.
Bright pattern of the Christian-life!
3 To do his heavenly Father's will
Was his employment and delight;
Humility and holy zeal
Shone through his life divinely bright.
4 Dispensing good where'er he came.
The labors of his life were love;
Then if we bear the Savior's name.
By his example let us move.
5 O how benevolent and kind!
How mild — how ready to forgive!
Be this the temper of our mind.
And these the rules by which we live.
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Let me hide
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From thv wound-ed side that flowed,
2 Not the labor of m.y hands
Can fulfill the law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All my sin could not atone:
Thou must save, and' thou alone.
3 Nothing in my hand I bring.
Simply to thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to thee for. dress,
Helpless, look to thee for grace;
Vile. I to the fountain fly.
Wash me. Savior, or I diie!
1 Now, from labor and from care,
Evening shades have set me free;
In the work of praise and prayer,
Lord! I would converse with thee:
Oh! behold me from above,
Fill me with a Savior's love.
2 Sin and sorrow, guilt and woe,
Wither all my earthly joj^s;
Naught can charm me here below,
But my Savior's melting voice;
Lord! forgive — thy grace restore,
Make me thine forevermore.
3 For the blessings of this day,
For the m -rcies of this hour.
For the gospel's cheering ray.
For tlu^ Spirit's quickening way.
Grateful notes to thee 1 raise;
Oh! accept my song of praise.
When the closing hour draws near.
Of my life's brief cloudy day,
On thy promise now so dear.
Nothing doubting, I will cling;
" Eternal life I will give
To all who on me beheve." J. w. W.
1 On, disclose thy lovely face.
Quicken all my drooping powers;
Grasps my fainting soul for grace,
Asa thirsty land for showers;
Haste, my Lord, no more delay.
Come, my Savior, come away.
2 Dark and cheerless is the morn.
Unaccompanied by thee;
Joyless is the day's return,
Till thy mercy's beams 1 see;
Till thou inward light impart.
Glad mine eyes and warm my heart.
3 Visit thou this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, holiness divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display.
Shining to the perfect day.
4 1 will put my trust in thee.
Faithful to thy promise cling,
descend and set me free.
Blessed Savior, Lord and King,
Hasten now, thy coming day.
Come, my Savior, come away. j. W. W.
My faith looks up to thee, Thou Lamb of Cal-va-ry, Sav-ior di-vine! Now hear me
while I pray, Take all my guilt a-way, Oh, let me from this clay Be whol-ly thine.
2 May thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire;
As thou hast died for me.
Oh, may my love to thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire.
3 While life's dark maze I tread.
And griefs around me spread.
Be thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow's tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From thee aside.
When ends life's transient dream,
When death's cold sullen stream
Shall o'er me roll.
Blest Savior, from above.
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, hear me in thy love,
A ransomed soul.
Lord, save thine Israel —
Restore thine Israel
To their own land,
Let .facob's seed return;
While scattered now they mourn
Oh ! give them soon their own
2 They have been long cast off.
Long been the Gentile scoff,
Without a home;
Their land by strangers trod,
Their tears bedew its sod,
Oh, they have felt thy rod,
Now bring them home.
Oh! end the "little while,"
And on them shed thy smile
And loving word;
Remember Abraham's seed,
And make him great indeed,
As long ago decreed,
4 All hail the glorious day,
When, through the heavenly waj",
Lo, he shall come.
While they who pierced him, wail;
His promise shall not fail;
Saints, see your Lord prevail;
Great Savior, come.
5 Now Zion build again.
Erect thy temple's fane
In glory bright:
The palace-city raise,
Where men shall give thee praise,
And nations learn thy ways,
By ti'uth's own light.
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65. Jesus, I mycrosshaTetaken.AUtoleaTeandfollowthee' Naked, poor, despis'd, forsaken,
D. s. Yet how I'lcli is uiy condition !
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God and life are still my own.
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d or known ;
2 Let the world despise and leave me, —
They have left my Savior too:
Human hearts and looks deceive me, —
God is not, like them, untrue.
And whilst thou sbalt smile upon me,
Lord of wisdom, love, and might.
Foes may hate, and friends disown me.
Show thy face, and all is bright.
3 Go. then, earthly fame and treasure,
Come disaster, scorn, and pain,
In thy service pain is pleasure,
With thy favor loss is gain,
I have called thee Abba, Father!
I have set my heart on thee ;
Storms may howl, and clouds may gather,
All must work for good to me.
Henky F. Ltte.
1 Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
Born to set thy people free.
From our tears and pains release us;
Let us find our rest in thee :
Israel's Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all our souls thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
2 Born thy people to deliver.
Bom a child — and yet a King;
Born to reign on earth forever.
Now thy precious kingdom bring:
Bring us. Lord, thv great salvation,
Let us now behold thy face.
Send thy laws to every nation.
Tune our hearts to sing thy praise.
1 Gracious Father, guide thy children
From the foe's destructive power:
Save, save them. Lord, from falling.
In this dark and trying hour,
Thou wilt surely prove thy people.
All our graces must be tried;
But thy word illumes our pathway,
And in God we still confide.
2 We are in the time of waiting;
Soon we shall behold our Lord,
Wafted far away from sorrow,
To receive our rich reward,
Keep us, then, till his appearing,
Pure, unspotted, from the world;
Let thy promises inspire us.
Till thy banner is unfurled.
3 With what joyful exultation
Shall the saints thy banner see,
When the Lord for whom we've waited,
Shall proclaim the Jubilee: —
Freedom from the world's pollutions;
Freedom from all sin and pain:
Freedom from the wiles of Satan,
And from death's destructive reign.
68. Tho' troubles as- sail, and dan-gersaffright,Tho' friends should all fail, and
Yet one thing secures us, what-ev -er be-tide, The promise as-
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2 The birds, without barn or storehouse,
are fed; [bread:
From them let us learn to trust for our
His saints what is fitting shall ne'er be
So long as 'tis written, — The Lord will
3 His call we obey, like Abrah'm of old.
Not knowing our way, but faith makes
us bold; [a sure Guide,
For, though we are strangers, we have
And trust, in all dangers. The Lord will
4 No strength of our own, nor goodness
we claim; [great name.
Yet since we have known the Savior's
In this our strong tower for safety we
The Lord is our power; The Lord will
5 When life sinks apace, and death is in
This word of his grace shall comfort us
No doubting nor fearing with Christ on
our side; [provide.
The promise is cheering. The Lord will
1 How firm a foundation, ye saints of the
Is laid for your faith in his excellent word I
What more can he say, than to you he
Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled!
2 Fear not, I am with thee; 0. be not
dismayed! [thee aid;
For I am thy God and will still give
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause
thee to stand, [hand.
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent
8 When through the deep waters I call
thee to go.
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
4 Even down to old age, all my people
My sovereign.eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples
adorn, [be borne.
Like lambs they shall still in ray bosom
5 The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for
I will not, I will not, desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should en-
deavor to shake,
I'll never, no never, no never, forsake!
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cool-ing springs, When heat - ed in
So longs my soul, O God, for thee, And thy
re - fresh-in g grace.
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2 For thee, ray God, the living God,
My thirsty soul doth pine;
when shall I behold thy face.
Thou majesty divine?
3 Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Trust God, who will employ
His aid for thee, and change these sighs
To thankful hymns of joy.
4 Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
fJope still, and thou shaft sing
The praise of him who is thy God,
Thy health's eternal spring.
1 God made the earth surpassing fair,
And fit for man's abode;
His eye surveyed it everywhere,
And called it "very good."
2 But he who had dominion fell